The International Student Identity Card has been sold in Ireland since the 1970’s. Our mission is to develop and deliver to students, youths, and teachers a wide variety of benefits and advantages covering all areas of culture, entertainment, leisure, sports, and travel.
The card is recognised by universities, academic institutions, student organisations, national governments, and ministries of education around the world.
The ISIC card is used by over 5 million students in 130 countries every year. It gives students access to thousands of student services and benefits worldwide.
The ISIC Association also manages two alternative cards with similar benefits. The International Youth Travel Card (IYTC card) is for anyone aged under 31. Full-time teachers and professors can get an International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC card).
ISIC cards are distributed in 130 countries through a network of Licensed Authorities, which are usually leading student-focused organisations or Student Unions.
In each country, these Licensed Authorities are exclusively responsible for ISIC card sales, distribution, and marketing, as well as for building and managing the portfolio of benefits in that country. ISIC cards are issued through Licensed Authorities’ own branches, and through distribution partnerships with other organisations (Appointed Offices) such as universities and schools.